Microsoft Submits Trade Complaint Against TiVo

Microsoft has filed a complaint against TiVo with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in an attempt to bar the video streaming company from importing into the country.

The complaint, which was initially reported by Bloomberg, builds on a previous lawsuit filed by Microsoft against the makers of TiVo, citing the infringement of two patents related to video purchasing and delivery technology.

Despite the dispute, Microsoft has said that it is open to discussions from TiVo for a patent licensing deal, and even said that it was in talks with TiVo for the same.

“It is our responsibility to protect our customers and partners and to safeguard the investments we make to bring innovative products and services to market. However, we remain open to resolving this situation through an intellectual property licensing agreement, and we look forward to continued negotiations with TiVo,” Kevin Kutz, director of public affairs at Microsoft told WinRumors.

TiVo has yet to comment on the latest allegations.